“A decade or more into the mainstream sustainability movement, global environmental and business landscapes are converging at an ever accelerating rate. Much of the low hanging fruit has long since been picked. Human society faces existential challenges, and is constrained by tough resource limitations. Only through business approaches that consider the interconnected systems of our entire socioeconomic structure, and recognize the interplay between seemingly disparate factors, can we make real and sufficient progress. That progress starts with a new mindset. Where it leads is still being determined.”
Robert M. Beinstein (Bob), P.E., ENV SP, has joined Nerac as Director, Sustainability Innovation.
Following a distinctly non-linear career path to date, Bob is a mid-career engineering graduate of UCONN, who has taken on technical and managerial roles in the commercial nuclear industry, managed environmental and smart growth programs in the Federal marketplace, and lead a diverse array of business development and client service-related work in the engineering consulting business. He has served on the Sustainable Infrastructure Advisory Board for the Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure at the Harvard Graduate School of Design since its inception, helping develop the Envision Sustainable Infrastructure Rating system, and on the Sustainability Leadership Board of a major engineering consulting firm. In a bit of a career “left turn”, Bob spent four months in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, managing a temporary power team in the wake of Hurricane Maria. Meeting the amazing people of Puerto Rico, and helping keep water and wastewater plants, hospitals, and other major infrastructure operating during this dire time was one of the most rewarding adventures of his life. He is now thrilled to be part of Nerac as the company forges a path into new innovation spaces directly relevant to challenges of the 21st century.
- Infrastructure Sustainability
- Corporate Sustainability
- B.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Connecticut
- Licensed Professional Engineer
- Envision Sustainability Professional (ENV SP)
- Envision Credentialing Instructor
- Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (501(c)3)
- Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure (Harvard Graduate School of Design)
Mr. Beinstein has authored a viewpoint article in Engineering News Record titled Sustainable Solutions are Good Business, and co-authored an essay introducing a chapter in a sustainable cities textbook: Planning Sustainable Cities: An infrastructure-based approach, from Rutledge Press.